20 Bible Verses About Leadership in The Church

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Today we will be dealing with 20 bible verses about leadership in the church. Leadership in the church is very crucial. They are the pinnacle upon which the heavyweight of the gospel rests upon. Christ said upon this rock I will build my church and the gate of hell shall not prevail over it. If the gate of hell will not prevail over the church, the leaders of the church must be up and doing. The church is the last day vehicle conveying people to the kingdom of heaven. If the church should miss it, the Kingdom of hell will triumph as there are many souls yet to be converted to Christ.

 

The leaders in the church are intercessors, they are prophets who speak the mind of God to the congregation, they are Shepard that tends to the sheep. Mere men are not to be allowed to be part of the leadership. Men who have not settled their secret place should have no role in the leadership of the church. Men who still struggle with the flesh should not be allowed into positions of leadership in the church. Leadership in the church is more spiritual than it is physical. That’s why Christ prayed fervently for Peter before He was taken. Peter was seen as the shoulder that the gospel of Christ will rest upon after Christ.

 

Luke 22:32 And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.” Apostle Peter was a leader, he was regarded as the next in command after Jesus and voted the most likely to take over from Jesus. That’s why Jesus took time to groom Peter into becoming a formidable force. If you are interested in knowing about leadership in the church, we will highlight 20 bible verses about leadership in the church. It will educate you about the type of person that should hold a leadership position in the church.

 

1. Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

 

2. Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

 

3. Isaiah 40:31

But those who wait on the Lord, Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.

 

4. Isaiah 41:10

Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

 

5. Matthew 11: 28-30

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.

 

6. Matthew 16:18-19

And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

 

7. Romans 8:28

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

 

8. 1 Cor 2:9

Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.

 

9. Philippians 2:5-7

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.

 

10. 1 Timothy 5:17

Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and doctrine.

 

11. Luke 12:47-48

And that servant who knew his master’s will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.

 

12. John 21:15-17

So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?’ He said to Him, ‘Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.’ He said to him, ‘Feed My lambs.’ He said to him again a second time, ‘Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?’ He said to Him, ‘Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.’ He said to him, ‘Tend My sheep.’ He said to him the third time, ‘Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?’ Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, ‘Do you love Me?’ And he said to Him, ‘Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Feed My sheep.

 

13. Philippians 3:17

Brethren, join in following my example, and note those who so walk, as you have us for a pattern.

 

14. Hebrews 10:24-25

And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

 

15. James 3:1

My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment.

 

16. Matthew 20:25

But Jesus called them to Himself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them.

 

17. Luke 10:16

He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me.’

 

18. Luke 22:25

And He said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called ‘benefactors.’

 

19. Acts 20:30

Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves.

 

20. 2 Corinthians 10:8

For even if I should boast somewhat more about our authority, which the Lord gave us for edification and not for your destruction, I shall not be ashamed.

 

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